September 30, 2004

The End Is Near

by Richard A. Posner [tnr]
Posted by cds at 10:25 PM | Culture

After the Fall

By Daniel Mendelsohn [NY Review of Books]

[Beware, this review gives away virtually every important plot point, and betrays a pedantic streak on the part of the reviewer dwarfed only by his lack of understanding of the characters and how they fit into the book's ‘message’  –ed.]

Posted by cds at 02:09 PM | Culture


Margaret Atwood’s genetically engineered nightmare.
by Lorrie Moore [New Yorker]
Posted by cds at 01:52 PM | Culture

September 27, 2004

Poll Position

Is the Justice Department poised to stop voter fraud—or to keep voters from voting?
by Jeffrey Toobin [New Yorker]
Posted by cds at 04:28 PM | Politics

September 25, 2004

The Ketchup Conundrum

Mustard now comes in dozens of varieties. Why has ketchup stayed the same?
by Malcolm Gladwell []
Posted by cds at 10:32 PM | Culture

Big and Bad

How the S.U.V. ran over automotive safety.
by Malcolm Gladwell []
Posted by cds at 07:11 PM | Culture

September 16, 2004

Saved by the Beagle

A year ago, Seattle’s Fantagraphics was on the brink of bankruptcy. Now it’s in the black, thanks to good ol’ Charlie Brown—and a pair of dogged believers who turned a cranky fanzine into the most widely respected comics publisher in America.
by Michaelangelo Matos [Seattle Weekly]
Posted by cds at 08:08 PM | Culture

September 14, 2004

BBEdit 8

By John Gruber [Daring Fireball]
Posted by cds at 03:00 PM | Tech

September 13, 2004

Dupes And Skeptics

by Digby [Hullabaloo]
Posted by cds at 05:07 PM | Punditry

September 11 and Its Aftermath

by Juan Cole [Informed Comment]
Posted by cds at 05:02 PM | Politics

September 10, 2004

The Futile Pursuit of Happiness

by Jon Gertner [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 02:08 PM | Culture

September 09, 2004

Cheney Spits Toads

By Maureen Dowd [NY Times]
Posted by cds at 11:41 AM | Punditry


A swarm of new media stories on young George W. Bush’s dereliction of duty pops his heroic-leadership bubble.
By Eric Boehlert [Salon]
Posted by cds at 11:10 AM | Politics

September 08, 2004

Pinning the Blame

By Elizabeth Drew [NY Review of Books]
Posted by cds at 01:32 PM | Politics

The Curse of Dick Cheney

Everything he touches fails: Is Bush next?
By T.D. Allman [Rolling Stone]
Posted by cds at 01:32 PM | Politics

September 03, 2004

Back to the Future

What Bush would do if he were president.
By William Saletan [Slate]
Posted by cds at 11:01 PM | Punditry

September 02, 2004

Imperial President

Opposing Bush becomes unpatriotic.
By William Saletan [Slate]
Posted by cds at 12:36 PM | Punditry